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Samardzija Loses No-No in 7th, Gets Little Support as Giants Fall to Mets

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Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia combined on a three-hitter and Yoenis Cespedes homered off Jeff Samardzija, leading the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Sunday night.

Cespedes homered for the third time in two days to help split the four-game series. It was also the 900th victory of manager Terry Collins' career, making him the 10th active manager to reach the milestone.

Syndergaard (11-7) allowed two hits over eight innings for his second consecutive win following a six-start skid. It's Syndergaard's 20th career victory in 49 games.

Samardzija (10-9) held the Mets hitless until Curtis Granderson's leadoff double in the seventh. Cespedes followed with his 25th home run, a towering two-run blast that appeared to clear the stands in left field.

Familia retired three batters for his major league-leading 41st save.

The Giants dropped to second in the NL West after entering the day with a half-game lead on the Dodgers. Los Angeles beat Cincinnati earlier Sunday.

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